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Monday, June 27, 2016

Deana: Another quilted finish!

I finished Joann's quilt last week but didn't get time to take photos before I headed to the mountains.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ann: Family Mystery Quilt Beginnings

Deana invited extended family to be part of the family mystery quilt this year. My beginning 5 blocks are identical and are called "Double Pinwheel". The colors are brighter than what this picture depicts. 

I am using black and white to go with future blocks we will be making. This was a fun block to make.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Deana's Tuesday Linky Parties

I am making some progress.

First off, I have Becky's Braid quilt half basted.  I LOVE this quilt and can't wait to get started machine quilting it!  Gorgeous!  This quilt was made in a family round robin a few years back.

Here is where I am at on my "brights" family mystery quilt.  I am making two quilts and will show the other one when I get it caught up.

My linkups today include:

Friday, June 17, 2016

Deana: Machine quilting an apple core quilt

This week I am quilting an apple core quilt for Joann.  She does absolutely beautiful piece work!  The white strings are the basting stitches that come out as I go, so please look past them.  I am just getting the basic skeleton done for now and will go fill in later.

Here is the back so far.

I am linking up with:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Deana: Quilted!

I was able to finish the machine quilting on Brielle's Braid last night.  Now all that is left is the binding.  I am anxious to give it to her next week when I see her.

Love this quilt!

Today I am linking up with:

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Deana: 6 Dear Jane blocks completed!

I spent a couple of days sewing with family.  I didn't make these two blocks but they are so darn cute that I just had to show them off.

Here are Becky's blocks for the mystery quilt:

I was able to complete six Dear Jane blocks at a little family retreat.

The photo below is to remind us of how small those Dear Jane blocks are next to a 12" block.  Dear Jane blocks are 4 1/2" finished.

I also finished a stashbee block.

Linking up with Show off Saturday,  To Do Tuesday, and Design Wall Monday.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Deana: Stashbee Block

I completed a stashbee block today!  It was a fun one.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Deana: A finish and two starts

I know,  I should have a finish for every start so I am down one.  This year we changed the family round robin to a mystery instead.  We are each supposed to make five 10" blocks of our choice to start.   I am making the mystery out of brights and also out of country tones.

I also finished the machine quilting on Mom's Pinwill.

I am linking up with:

Can I get a Whoop Whoop?


Fabric Frenzy Friday

Crazy Mom Quilts

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Star Crazy complete

I have finally completed the Star Crazy quilt that I pieced in 2010. It has been in the stack for grandchildren's graduation gifts. My 3rd granddaugher (of 6) and 4th grandchild (of 13) will be graduating from High School next week. 
I did a combination of "stitch in the ditch" and "free motion" 
The free motion quilting is in the corners and edges of the star center and along the green strips on the top and bottom. I challenge for me, as this is the first queen size I have used the free motion on.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Deana: April goal follow-up

Well, April has come and gone and I did not get all my goals done.  I probably would have made it but I decided to go jeeping with my husband, daughter, and son-in-law this weekend in Moab.  It was WONDERFUL to get away and so worth it.

I did not get my "One Monthly Goal" done but it is really very close.  I am sure I'll finish quilting Mom's pinwill this week.

The photos don't show the quilting very good, but here they are:

I am also participating in Granny Maud's Girl "Bee, Myself, and I" monthly goals.  The ladies there are fabulous with lots of eye candy to watch evolve.  Check them out at this link.

Here is my April progress:

1.  Finish Dad's Horse quilt top.

DONE!  It was a lot of fun!

2.  Baste Brielle's Braid to prep it for quilting.

NOT DONE - about half way basted.

3.  Assemble "Sweet Cherry Orange" complete with border.


4.  Make a block for Hive 2 over at Stashbee.


5.  Make a Block Lotto butterfly block.


6.  Plan a border for  my Lotto winnings quilt top.

YES - ALL PLANNED!  I am going to love the border I chose, but it will take some time to make.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Deana: I finished Dad's Horse quilt!

Yay!  I can cross another UFO off of my list.  My mom made this quilt for Dad but she doesn't do machine applique'.  I traded her some hand quilting for all the silhouettes on this quilt.  It may look simple but it did involve a lot of time finding pictures of family, cutting them out, sizing them to fit the border, tracing them onto fusible webbing, and stitching around all those legs and tiny places.  I also had to hand applique' the center circle onto the borders at the sides and finish some of the horse applique' in the center - mainly the mane and face.

Sorry, it really needs pressed!

Below is a photo of the quilt I made for my son on the wall, and Mom's quilt to Dad on the floor.  It is fun for me to see them together.

I have also been machine quilting for Mom.  She really liked the way I did the red quilt for Joann so I am trying to duplicate the idea the best I can.  I hope to go visit her soon and take her the horse quilt (she is going to hand quilt it) and this pinwheel quilt finished.

Here is the back.

I am linking up with Free Motion Maveriks, Design Wall Monday, Freemotion by the River, and Show Off Saturday.